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Various questions about looking better - hair products, jewellery, new blusher

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woowoo22 Sun 19-Jul-15 20:33:49

Have started to read through the massive "How to be groomed" thread from 2 years ago and feel very inspired grin

Can anyone recommend a budget (£5-ish) hair mask/treatment that will improve the condition of my hair? Since having DC it lacks volume and is a bit flyaway though still very thick.

Also, where can I buy some decent accessories, eg necklaces/earrings/bracelets? I would like to put together some jewellery for work that gets worn day in day out (maybe 3 different options at least), as I think this will help me look more put together.

And I need a new blusher but my skin gets very red - I use bronzer just now but sick of the sight of it and want something different! Not sure if I need no blusher/a pink one/a more red one? I wear foundation and put the bronzer on the high part of my cheekbones normally.

Thanks!

Kennington Sun 19-Jul-15 20:40:24

I like threads like this!
Coconut oil for a pre hair wash mask then any old shampoo and conditioner
Jewellery that is fun from 'and other stories' or astley Clarke if you have cash
For blush I cannot help you I'm afraid as I am pasty and need lots of benettint!

woowoo22 Sun 19-Jul-15 20:44:31

I love the jewellery from "and other stories" - thank you Kennington!

SuperFlyHigh Sun 19-Jul-15 20:57:49

I personally like Cos for the odd stand out jewellery, &Other Stories nice too and H&M surprisingly! ah I just thought - &Other have sale now - their jewellery often gets reduced, same as Cos.

MAC do a great creme blusher - maybe you could look at the cream which is green to tone down redness - L'Oreal do one I think.

an avocado - ripe is great for hair mask. have you tried Moroccan oil?

woowoo22 Sun 19-Jul-15 21:10:19

Cos has beautiful stuff - can feel a spending spree coming on smile

I was thinking about getting a primer, will see if there is a green colour corrective one. The last one I used was approx. 15 years ago from Boots Natural Collection, it was the chalkiest stuff ever! Sure they are loads better now!

Haven't tried Moroccan Oil but will add it to the list!

Shop Sun 19-Jul-15 22:19:26

The bare minerals neutralising primer is great on redness.

Shop Sun 19-Jul-15 22:20:27

Oh an inexpensive hair treatment is Aussie 3 minute miracle, they do a few different ones.

woowoo22 Sun 19-Jul-15 22:26:21

Thanks Shop - I tried mineral makeup before and had a bad reaction to it, was some very expensive stuff with a red lid from a local salon, sure it was £45ish. Will have a look at the bare minerals stuff next time am in Debenhams, hopefully wouldn't react to that. Being so red does my head in angry (ironic emoticon)

Jaeme Sun 19-Jul-15 22:35:27

If you need a hair mask on a budget , the loreal expertise masks you can get in boots / superdrug are dupes for the kerastase masks - same active ingredients.

Mimigolightly Mon 20-Jul-15 08:03:21

A very good and cheap hair treatment is warm olive oil. Put it on dry hair, cover with a shower cap or a plastic bag and then wrap your head in a towel. To remove it, rub your shampoo in before you wet your hair, rinse & shampoo again.

BlairWaldorfLovesShopping Mon 20-Jul-15 09:47:41

For less "statement" jewellery I would suggest the Z for Accessorize range - you have to like yellow gold, but it is all fantastic quality for the price and can definitely be worn every day as it's quite subtle. Good for layering up and they have some matchy items too if you like that sort of thing.

In general I always feel that wearing earrings (just studs) makes me feel more put together.

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